For 4 years, Congress couldn’t be bothered with Section 230. It’s a short set of words that protects internet companies from liability for user-posted content. A certain person in DC railed against Section 230 many times, and half of congress called him evil and vile. Here we are, not a month later, and three Senators from that same half are looking to strip Section 230. The problem with Section 230 is that it is used both to proclaim freedom of speech, and squelch it too. I agree that we need a fix, but it better be a good one.

A trio of Democratic Senators have unveiled a new bill dubbed the Safe Tech Act that would fundamentally change Section 230 and could make internet companies with any monetization at all liable for user-generated content.